• Prohibition on the sale of guns or ammunition in District Walmart stores;
• A $2 million Transportation Demand Management commitment that will include bus stops, bus shelters and Capital Bikeshare stands at the District's Walmart locations;
• $15 million in projected annual revenue to the city from sales taxes and property taxes.
"This agreement represents an unprecedented, citywide commitment from a retailer that is already poised to help create more than 1,800 permanent jobs in our city," said Mayor Gray. "Walmart is showing what it means to be a good corporate neighbor, and I encourage other firms interested in doing business in the District of Columbia to show a similar level of commitment to our residents."
Gray added that that District officials are also encouraged with Walmart's agreement to hire District residents to form a majority of the workforce in their new stores. "Based on what we've seen at other big retailers, we expect that, in the end, that number will actually be much higher," he said.
The agreement was forged following intensive engagement between District officials and the retailer over the past 12 months. All told, Walmart has participated in more than 100 community meetings since October 2010 and has regularly shared feedback from those meetings with stakeholders, community leaders and elected officials.
"From day one, we've been listening to residents to better understand the unique challenges they face and how our stores might play a role in forging solutions," said Alex Barron, regional general manager for Walmart. He oversees 87 stores and about 30,000 associates in the region, including all planned stores for the District. "We thought it was important to document what we heard and reinforce our commitment to help stimulate economic development, expand access to affordable groceries and create quality jobs in the city. We look forward to being a good corporate citizen here for decades to come."